Own this one of a kind, custom painted Fender Telecaster signed by Brad Paisley
and created by Sarah Gallenberger
and assembly by Cream City Music
If ever an artist has earned the right to title an album This Is Country Music, it’s Brad Paisley. It’s not because he was the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year in 2010 or because his 2012 Virtual Reality World Tour
played to over one million fans or because he’s sold more than 12 million albums and scored 20 #1 hits at country radio.
It’s not because he’s been performing professionally since he was 13 as a regular on Wheeling, West Virginia’s famed Jamboree USA, becoming the youngest person ever inducted into the Jamboree Hall of Fame. It’s not because he’s won 14 CMA Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year three times or because of the record-setting five consecutive Academy of Country Music Male Vocalist honors that count among his 14 ACM wins.
Paisley’s ninth studio album is titled This Is Country Music because this is the singer/songwriter/guitar virtuoso’s heartfelt homage to the music he’s loved since childhood. It’s a multi-faceted tribute to all the elements that embody country music from the young artist who single-handedly made Grand Ole Opry legend Little Jimmy Dickens cool to a new generation of country fans and who collaborated with the late Buck Owens, providing him with his only CMA Award win. Paisley’s well-documented march toward stardom has been an inclusive journey that has taken many of his heroes with him along the way.
About Sarah Gallenberger
Sarah Gallenberger is a self-taught artist and fine crafter from Milwaukee, WI. She began crafting at the age of 6 with her mother, and continued the hobby into adulthood, as she earned a BA in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.During college Gallenberger worked at Cream City Music as a marketing and special events coordinator, where the shop’s owner Joe Gallenberger (also her uncle) suggested that Sarah try her hand at painting some of the unfinished guitar bodies in the shop. Excited for the opportunity to blend her passion for music with her talent for art, Gallenberger painted a strat and a tele, which sold to buyers in Texas and the UK. She quickly garnered attention for her designs and requests for more custom pieces began coming in.
Rock and roll has a heavy influence on all of my work,” says Gallenberger, who also spent 3 years as an A&R rep for a music publisher, “Whether I’m painting skulls on a pepper grinder or paisley swoops on a Les Paul, I am always looking for an excuse to bring music and art together. My experience working in the music industry has helped me establish a strong network of musicians and professionals that have helped me along the way.